Anyone's 11 '10 getting absolutely abysmal battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by intervenient, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    When I first got it, it would run 6-7 hours at a time on a full charge. I just took it off the charger and I'm being greeted with 1:52. Is this a common occurrence?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. george-brooks macrumors 6502a

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    My mid-2011 11"'s battery has been unacceptable since day one, usually no more than 2 or 3 hours before I have to recharge.
     
  4. ejisfun macrumors regular

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    Nope, I'm still getting a good 4-6 hours off a single charge.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    These two replies illustrate the fact that battery life from a charge is completely dependent on the settings and workload chosen by each user. If you're not getting good life from a charge, read the section I recommended in my first post.
     
  6. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    The battery meter is constantly changing depending on the load you are putting on it at the time. If your playing a game it may show 1:30 hours left if you continue playing the game. If you stop playing and start using a word processor it might change again saying you have 2:30 hours left.
     
  7. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    This has been my experience. I get varying battery life based on what I am doing i.e., playing games seem to drain the battery the fastest.
     
  8. ejisfun macrumors regular

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    Yeah, my 4-6 hours is generally with just web browsing. I don't do much else.
     
  9. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    If you stick to non flash based web browsing you will get your full 5-6 hours out of a charge, as soon as you start using flash or gaming this drops dramatically. On my new MBA 13" i can get over 9 hours if i just surf the web with flash uninstalled, if i turn flash on it drops to around 4 hours...
     

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